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USS Edmonds (DE 406)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - Y - G
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Mount Vernon"


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ star - Korean Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 1 star - United Nations Korean Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal


Specifications:
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Edmonds (DE406) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 November 1943: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 17 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Faith Edmonds Campbell, mother of Aviation Ordnanceman Edmonds
  • 03 April 1944: Commissioned at Houston, Tex., Lcdr C. S. Barker, Jr. in command
  • 31 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
  • 28 February 1951: Recommissioned and homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • March 1959: Assigned to NRT, 13th Naval District at Portland, Ore.
  • April 1965: Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Cal.
  • 15 May 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 28 September 1973: Sold for scrapping to the General Metals Co. of Tacoma, Wash.
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    Edmonds 140k 17 December 1943: Houston, Tex. - A photo of the Christening Party for Edmonds as they prepare for the launching. Ted Edmonds
    Edmonds 140k undated postwar image -
    Edmonds 242k circa 1957 - 1958: Edmonds shown while serving as a Naval Reserve Training ship commanded by Bob's Dad, Lcdr A.G. Crawford. Bob Crawford
    Edmonds 307k
    Edmonds 54k
    Edmonds 79k 1958: King Neptune, his Queen, and the Royal Baby visit with Edmonds' skipper during an Equator Crossing Ceremony. (click here or on photo for more ceremony photos)
    Edmonds 73k Edmonds in dry dock at Mare Island, Cal. just prior to decommissioning in April 1965. I was part of the crew of about 40. Prior to decommissioning she was stationed at Treasure Island. Her last cruise was to Esquimalt, Canada for a Naval Reserve training exercise. Jake Jacobsen
    MM3, Engineering Yeoman

    Edmonds
    Memorabilia

    Launch
    Program
    Edmonds
    Courtesy of
    Ted Edmonds

    View the USS Edmonds (DE 406) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    2010 Reunion: 2nd week of October at San Diego, Cal.
    Dual Reunion with USS Walton (DE361)
    USS Walton Web Site

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Edmonds

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